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    October 3, 2012
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couple of hours searching for the 17-year-old brian glen. he was last seen atef is a.m. on monday in the parking lot where he is a senior. then at the fairfax circle dunkin doughnuts around 8 in the morning and that is where the trail goes cold. the police brought bloodhounds to the park where his car was found and in this parking lot next to the baseball field. they called in a helicopter earlier to in the search. glen's family is worried. >> we learned this later on in night when he didn't come home for football practice and had missed all of the school and football practice as well. and fairfax city police found his vehicle, the little league baseball field on picket road early in the morning tuesday morning. >> the vehicle was found to apparently -- and that was
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found by fairfax city police. we had injured the vehicle that was missing and that was found empty. at this point, police are not investigating this as suspicious; however, it's an unusual case given the context of the young man and his situation. it's unusual. >> reporter: again, fairfax county and city police are working together this evening, trying to find a missing woodson high school senior. brian glen has been missing since early monday morning when he dropped his brother off at school. we'll stay on top of the story and give you information as it develops. live in fairfax, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. tom? >> can't imagine what the parents are going through now. thank you, karen. >> exactly. another teenager assaulted in springfield, virginia, and police are investigating whether the attack is linked to several others -- others. a 15-year-old girl was walking on hibley avenue around 7:15
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last night when someone grabbed her from behind and fondled her. she was able to get away and that happens to be the fourth similar attack in the springfield area in the last month. each time, the suand -- suspect is described as have a black close beard and wearing a ball cap. a car hit two montgomery high school students this morning on the annual walk-to- school day. it happened in east randolph spring. the car jumped the curb hitting the 16-year-old girl and, excuse me, 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy, both students at spring brook high school. they're ex-- all expected to survive. no word what caused the driver to lose control. another big story we're following tonight, a veteran d.c. cop filed a multimillion lawsuit claiming he was assaulted while offduty by two prince georges county police ofcers. richard merit said the officers beat him with their fist and broke his leg outside of the fairmont heights restaurant
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last weekend. paul wagner joins us with a closer look at this, paul. >> reporter: he was so upset over what happened on sheriff road last saturday afternoon, he wasted no time in hiring a lawyer and hittings version of events into a civil suit during his encounter with police. an encounter with two different versions. richard merit said he stopped by the ebony inn before picking up food and driving home to watch the son play football on tv. as he was standing outside talking with friends, two county police officers rolled up in marked cruisers and ordered everyone on the ground. >> when one officer approached, i identified myself as an officer and that i was armed. at the time he was on the phone, he attempted to snap the phone from my hand. i put the phone away so he could not snatch it and he then pushed me. after he pushed me, i turned to him and said i told you i'm an
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officer and i'm armed and if you hurt me, i will sue you. >> reporter: the officers grabbed him and tried to put him on the ground. >> they jumped on my back and punched me several times in the face, they batoned me and tried to force me to the ground. >> reporter: they broke his left foot while using the baton and for reasons, he said, still unknown. >> i have hearsay, just hearsay. i heard they were coming on the lot to look for someone else and happened that i was standing around. the paperwork doesn't reflect that they were there looking for someone else. it said they were on routine patrol in the area and that is an area of high crime. >> reporter: as you might imagine, prince georges county police have a different version of events. according to the document, they said richard merit ignored their orders to get up against the wall to interview him, instead, talking on a phone and he told the officers, quote, i'm drinking at a private property. i'm not doing anything wrong. i will sue you.
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the court document said that meritwas drinking whiskey and there is no mention of his claim that he identified himself as a police officer. instead, the document said that the officers noticed a bulge in his waistband and were concerned he was armed. when merritt ignored their orders, they used knee strikes and pain compliance techniques to get him down he was charged with having an open container of alcohol, resisting arrest, and failure to obey a lawful order. richard merit said most, if not all of the encounter, was captured on the dashboard cameras mounted in the cruisers and describes what the officers did as, quote, corrupt. the 23-year veteran has been placed on what is called a non- contact status with d.c. police and his police powers have been revoked. will. >> as you said, paul, two very different versions here. thank you. a former prince georges county official is the latest to go down for a scandal. he has been sentenced to 18
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months in prison on corruption charges. he was a deputy fire chief withifies to real estate developers and pleaded guilty last year to extortion and tax evasion in connection with development deals. it's a big night in the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney will face off the first time in a nationally televised presidential debate. it will give voters a chance to size up both candidates. craig bosswell lee with all of the details. craig? >> reporter: good evening to you, shawn. president obama moments ago wrapped up his walk-through and spent about 30 minutes on the stage inside the magnus arena and the first question of the debate will go to president obama. both campaigns have been downplaying the expectations, the fact tonight that stakes here are very high. the 90-minute showdown will be broken down into six 15-minute segments.
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the moderator opens each segment with a question llowed by answers from each candidate and a discussion of the topic. >> there will be fewer questions and more extended discussion that dives into certain detail -- issues in detail. >> reporter: both men are certain to face tough questions on domestic issues, healthcare, the fiscal crisis, unemployment rate and taxes and the role of government and governing style. pollsters said mitt romney has to win big tonight. >> he's no longer winning the question on who will do best on the economy. he's got to win that question. >> reporter: with early voting underway in 35 states, governor romney and president obama are frying to capture the -- trying to capture the attention of those voters who remain undecided. >> i have my reasons for -- and do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that is how i look at it. >> reporter: when the final question is answered, both candidates will have two minutes r closing statements and then the debate about the
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debate when they will come to cameraand spend the night events. >> let me quickly ask you about the crowd or audience. is that join to the public in. >> this is by invitation only. people invited to the campaigns and the students here. the crowd is told to stay out of it, unlike many of the presidential debates in the gop primaries where the crowd got involveed and that is not -- that is not supposed to happen. >> and that will be interesting to watch. craig bosswell live in colorado for us. thank you. >> and that debate airs at 9:00 on fox 5 and we invite to you join the discussion. tell us what you think about the candidates by using the hash tag fox 5 you decide on twitter and look for a complete wrap-up on fox 5 news at 10 and the news edgality 11. one thing is certain. the nats are acquisition champs
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and who they play in the post season are up in the air and they took foot field for the final regular season game-of- the-year. fox 5 sports director scott smith is live at nationals park hey, scott. >> reporter: they polished out their 98 win season today and meaning they clenched homefield play-offs regardless of what the reds do tonight. when and where they're going coming up. first, let's go to the highlights today against the phillies and pick it up in the fourth inning. down 1-0, ryan zimmerman. back after a night off and takes the opposite field and a solo shot, toys it at one and with the runner on and rips one down to left-field line and they clench the best record in
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baseball, 98-64 and edwin jackson wins the 10th win of the year. >> and no doubt about it, you want to finish feeling good that was definitely a feel-good finish. we all wanted him to get there. he pitched better to have 15 wins. >> a note on davie johnson. he left the game in the 7th inning with numbness in the left leg and had x rays taken, appears to have nerve issue. we'll monitor his status. as far as the post season and we're watching the wild card game on friday between the braves and cardinals. round one, of course, they will play the winner of that game on sunday and will take place in st. louis or atlanta, back here at nats park tuesday, wednesday, and thursday for games three-five. all right, there was some other big news today. home field advantage, sure and how about this? the president's race.
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teddy roosevelt who won, is yet to win and is pulling up in the rear as usual and baby philly fanatic, comes out and knocks down the competition. washington, jefferson, lincoln and opens up a clear path for teddy who takes advantage to win the first president's race and teddy is finally on the board and how about that? 525 races, i believe, that he failed to win. teddy is on the board and this team is going to home season with homefield advantage. >> all right, scott, thank you. i wish i would have seen you before you left. shawn and i still need our championship t-shirts. hint, hint. >> yeah, i know. >> all right, see you soon. it's nice to see him get on the board and that seems like cheap for teddy to win the race, don't you think? >> at least he finally won. a ns anchor fighting back against a viewer who called her fat. >> to the person who wrote me
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the letter, do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? >> coming up on fox 5, viewers weigh in on the video response that is now gone viral. >> let's find out why indoor tanning could increase your risk for certain cancers. >> and the president of chick filet is speak out the first time since his comments about gay marriage caused a fire storm of controversy. gary. >> and a little drier out there today. the clouds made it into the 80s. the first look at the forecast coming up straight ahead. am i going to will now? no, i'm going to break. stay with us. 
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.  these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?
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number of students that wea lot of problehave.th the... resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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. it's one of the hottest videos on the web right now. in fact, nearly two million hits. a wisconsin news anchor calling out a viewer who sent her an e- mail commenting on her weight. in a four-minute segment on the air, jennifer livingston called the man a bully and support the message to viewers both young and old. >> the internet has become a weapon. our schools have become a battleground and this behavior isearned. it's passed down from people like the man who wrote me that e-mail. if you're at home and you are talking about the fat news lady, guess what, you children are probably go -- your children are probably going on to go to school and call someone fat. we need to teach our kids how to be kind, not critical, and we need to do that by example. to all of the children out there who feel lost, who are
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struggling with your weight, with the color of your skin, your sexual preference, your disability, even the acne on your face, listen to me right now: do not let your self-worth be defined by bills. learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many. >> youca watch the entire clip including the e-mail the man support her on www.myfoxdc.com. we asked our facebook fans what they think of the video. brancy said i think she's amazing for calling him out and i love everything she had to say to him. she's such a strong person and beautiful just the way she is. charles said in part how is it a bully issue? i swear that is the newest fad. he sent one e-mail in private. was it insensitive, sure. bullying, absolutely not and jennifer said i think it's great. as adults, we can let things roll off most of the time. but what sort of example is
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that guy setting? he's's bully through and through. shawn. a mobile market merger affecting millions. and fitness freaks, the recall you should know about. the day's headlines in this consumer alert, laura. >> reporter: a big merger in the highly u.s. competitive cell phone market. struggling cell phone companies, time error -- t- mobile and metro pcs communications are set to join forces, a deal that will create a $7 billion company with more than 40 million subscribers. the deal still needs the green light from shareholders and regulatory approval. samsung, over apple again, this time over the iphone 5, the latest fight over infringement on the patent. you will remember the korean electronics company sued apple over previous versions for copying certain innovations like synchronizing photos,
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music, and video files across several devices and methods to capture and send video over the internet. the latest case is due to go to trial in march of 2014. and if you're a fitness geek, you probably heard of trx. all of the rage now. there is a recall announced on trx equipment and involves older model professional and tactical suspension trainer devices made between 2006-2007. a buckle on the devices can break causing users to fall. there have been 700 -- excuse me, 570 reported breaking and at least 13 cases of head, face, shoulder, and hip injuries. trx, by the way, has a workout system leveraging gravity and the body weight for really challenging exercises and that is a favorite among navy seals. those are today's consumer headlines. back to you. >> thank you, laura. turning to weather now. about this time last night, we
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would look outside as we do and you could not see the lens. the fog and i don't know about you, but it was -- i was going 40 dollars an our. >> and it was foggy this morning when kids woke up and that seems to have burned off and that is humidity. >> the temperatures into the lower 80s, 81 in town. >> wow. hello, summer. >> and that is with limited sunshine, too and that is a warm air mass on top of that and we'll have fog tonight and tomorrow for the commute and shouldn't be anything like in the morning. sentinel radar, this is on a close view here and with the clouds, we really tonight have aning in the way of rain now. we have a small brief shower coming in to work this
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afternoon and that seems to have left us. mainly clouds where they have gotten some sunshine this afternoon and a few spots have gotten more sunshine like right now, fredericksburg is 85 and they have some sunshine. we have more rain coming up in the south and, however, i think anything we get will be like some showers possible overnight and request a couple early, early tomorrow morning. 81 in the city; 84, pardon me, i said 85 and that is 84 degrees. the temperatures are cooler in pittsburgh and detroit and eventually, the cooler air is going to get here and not for tomorrow and not for friday. okay. and this is your evening forecast. leave the umbrella at home and you're not going need it. again, spotty fog overnight tonight and will not, you know, a double-fisted drive on the way home. >> and that is last night.
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quite scary. >> and should be there tonight and tomorrow morning. >> so you then. >> okay. >> also coming up, there is a brand now plan to get udc out of the red. it could mean layoffs and closures and that is the beginning. we'll have details for you. >> a lot of skins fans are asking what is up with the defense. two members of the secondary address the team struggles as we continue on the five. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicd... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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now to the redskins. the team will host the undefeated falcons this sunday at fed ex field. >> and the defense will have its hands full with atlanta. shorts director scott smith has a preview. scott. >> reporter: a big day here for the nats. teddy wins the president's race and some news out of redskins park today. trent williams, pierre garcone a full go in practice today.
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some guys eliminating their ability to practice today and brandon banks, royster and we'll need a healthy squad full go come sunday against the falcons, a team known to be a big play threat and that is one of the areas that plagued the red skins recently the last few games. it's the long plays that continue to hop the skins defense through four games and allowed 15 plays of 25 yards or more. last sunday against the buccaneers, the defense allowed two long pass plays of 65 and 54 yards, there were positives, though, as the defense allowed less than 300 yards passing and both the first time this season. >> there is that one play that i wishic take away from, you know, the last two games. if i could just take those one play from each game, i would, you know, i would write home and say i had a perfect game. it's unfortunate. you have to be able to minimize
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those and ooze a -- as a quarterback in this league, it going to happen. they're good and you have to make plays and make sure it's not the big one. >> one bad judge of a ball, you know and the sky is falling down. hey, i have to go out there and make a play now. so, it's part of the beat. >> let's hope that some of the historic victories taking place here, the 90th win today, monday's division title and teddy's win against the other presidents and that that rubs off at falcons park and they can pick up the home win. >> fans would love to see that, scott, thank you very much. halfway through the 5. a lot still coming your way, including a cross-cutting plan for financially troubled udc. why the measure to save millions could lead to layoffs and a lot more.
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>> and also ahead, controversial subway ads that some people deem racist are in new york city. why the woman behind the ads wants them in d.c.'s metro stations. stations. . >> he is a sex addict. he loves to have sex with all different women. >> and we'll tell but scandal rocking the police department in a major u.s. city. weeks of this campaign... and more ads. you, in your living room or... what i'd say. losing nearly eight hundred... mired in iraq. nation we are... moving forward again. get folks back to work and... again. that with even bigger... fewer regulations... prosper. on the same trickle-down... in the first place. so what's my plan? manufacturing jobs... exports... that... ship jobs overseas. in half and produce more... clean coal, natural gas... solar, and biofuels. efficiency of cars and trucks. maintain the best workforce... hundred thousand additional... training two million... they need at our community... tuition in half and... americans can afford it. reduce our deficit by... next decade, on top of the... already cut. little more. afghanistan... pay down our debt and... nation-building... right here at home. patriotism, rooted in the... begins with a strong... thriving middle class. read my plan. and decide for yourself. thanks for listening. this message.
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david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer.
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anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland. . major cost cutting measures could be underway at udc. are they enough? the board of trustees approved a right sizing plan that would involve layoffs. the closing of the satellite campus and a major push to attract more students. fox 5s matt ackland has more on this. >> reporter: with the new plan, the board hopes to shave off $14 million a year from the $64 million udc needs from district
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craft payers and to get this started, udc is asking for a multimillion payment. much of the money will be used for employee separation. as it stands, udc has over 6,000 students. its operating budget is at $170 million. city leaders say that is too much and ordered udc to clean up the budget. >> we hope that this will get it a firm footing. >> reporter: mayor gray is looking over the newly released right sizing plan as udc officials are speaking out about it. >> there is no question that we can be more efficient. >> reporter: he outlined where udc can cut. one measure would move the community college from a building on north capital to fist main campus on connecticut avenue. >> the total operating costs of
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this campus is $8 million a year. the rent alone is $4 million a year. so, it makes economic sense. >> the other cuts will cause much more pain. more than 25 faculty and staff members will be let go and a study has been launched to investigate all employee salaries. >> a lot of that is -- salaries are folks working here in some time and some operating expenses and most of the initial reductions would be in the salary side. >> reporter: we asked him if he planned to take a cut himself. he makes nearly $300,000 a year and lives in a university-owned home and udc pays for his suv and the gas he puts in it. >> i am not say ago eye don't know. this is what the salary, objective salary survey is about. that is what we're doing. we have a wonderful and reputable fun doing it.
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>> reporter: udc employees, overall, make less than other educators in the washington area. and to attract and retain good educators, it requires good pay. >> and we're fulling -- pulling from the same talent pool. you have to recruit the same kind and they have that competition. >> reporter: the plan still has to be approved by the council and mayor. the mayor won't rule out a one- time payment to help udc turn things around. >> and sometimes you may have to get an investment to get you where you have to get to. >> reporter: and the salary study will be done by the end of the year and he would not give an exact figure of how many employees could lose the jobs and the report points out that the plan could bring legal action from those who don't like it, will? >> i know you will stay on this for us, matt, thank you. >> uh-huh. controversial ads went up
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in 10 subway systems last week. aspect islamic blogger pamela gellar sued to force the transportation authority to put the ads up and wants to do the same thing in d.c.'s metro stations. we'll find out what the judge's decision is at a hearing tomorrow robert muse is her attorney and a expert in constitutional law. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> for those who didn't see the ads quickly, they read in any war between the civilized man and savage, support the civilized man, support israel and defeat jihad. they imply israel's enemies are savages. you and your client pamela gellar and her organization won a federal lawsuit to have the ads in new york city subway system, are you expecting the same outcome in the district in. >> we hope. this is on the highest rung of protection under the first amendment. the d.c. transit authority's restriction on this speech is a content-based restriction. the reason for what they
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described as deferring the display of the ads to in indetermineinant time is based on the violent muslims in the middle east. >> in light of the recent tack on the u.s. em-- embassy in libya, the todayly attacks in libya and other muslim countries, after that film was shown here, are you or your client concerned that we could see a similar violent response in the u.s.? >> not at all. that was a planned terrorist attack and the safety concerns at the mta, the d.c. transit authority has ranks speculation and you indicated, i work for the american loss and we filed a lawsuit in new york and won there. the same ads are in new york city for a week now and there is no terrorist or violent activity and there is no justification or bases for a content-based restriction on core political speech that the d.c. transit authority wants to enforce and we have a strong
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claim and hope the judge will rule in our favor tomorrow. >> critics argue you should be concerned about protecting the safety of the americans on the soil as you are about your speech. >> first of all, show me a safety issue here that is compelling for the government to suppress speech. one thing that distinguishes our country and naion from the uncivillized violence in the middle east is the civil response to speech that might be offensive is more speech and not taking the side of the heckler. the d.c. transit authority's response will embolden those who want to silence speech by making continued stretches of violence. the governor has a constitutional duty to protect the speaker and not to join the violent mob intent on supressing speech. the first amendment is a fundamental core right of american citizens and needs to be protected at all costs. >> you have ads up in new york city and some on buses in california this summer. again, a judge will make a final decision tomorrow. robert muse, the plaintiff's
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attorney and an expert in constitutional law. thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. the president of a fast- food chain is reaffirming his company's commitment to what he calls biblical families. listen to a part of the interview. >> families are important to our country. they important, i think, to awful us and we're concerned about being able to hang on to the heritage we have. >> he's the chick filet president and made the comment in one of the first interviews since earlier anti-gay comments ignited a firestorm of protests and counterdemonstrations. chick filet said it will continue to donate to efforts that strengthen families and enrich families and doesn't intend to support social or political agendas. should parent -- children be jailed if they're missing from school, their children. wait until you hear what happened to a california man. >> a person sues after claiming he was beaten up. you won't believe the size of his alleged attacker. leged att [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...
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mitt romney - tough on china? since when? . we back now with a fox 5 health alert with the -- about the danger of tanning beds.door leads to 107,000 cases of skin cancer each year. the earlier you start tanning, the more your risk increases. the study analyzed 12 different cases involving more than nineteen error thousand cases of non-melanoma type skin cancer. it increases the risk of carcinoma by 67% and basil cell carcinoma by 29%. a mother in california is in jail because of her student not being in school. between the two elementary children, they missed 116 days of school last year. she was sentenced to 180 days in jail and plead guilty to allowing her kids to miss more than 10% of the school year. by the way, it's against
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california's chronic truancy law. the school officials say the mom ignored phone calls and letters warning her about the consequences. a new york city gym teacher plans to sue the city after a six-year-old student beat him up. the college football player weighs 220 pounds. the alleged attacker, a 50- pound first grader on the right. the teacher said that the boy physically assaulted him in the hallway in april, fractured his ankle, injured his knee and forced him to need therapy for stress. >> he was very strong, he was kicking me, like using -- use the heel of his feet to kick me in my legs and he also bit me several times because like i said i was not trying to hold his hands too tight to make bruises, so he was able to get my hands to his mouth. >> the boy's parents call the claims ridiculous. we don't know what the real deal is, right?
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the teacher's not going to fight back. >> i am sure the teacher's not going fight back. i am guess anything guy out 32 their as big as that guy out there is looking at the story like um. >> yeah. >> and that is up to a court to decide now. >> exactly. coming up, american idol drama. what sparked a war of words between nikki minaj and mariah carey. >> and the big honor that did is bringing this lady to d.c. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we hahave. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? . it's the last day of the regular season for the washington nationals. sure, they know they're play- off bound but that is not slowing the energy out there. bob barnard is live at the ballpark tonight. bob? >> reporter: shawn, we ended n a winning note. the nats won today and they're not going know any until friday after a one-game wild card, the matchup between the braves and
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cardinals and who the nats will play when the play-offs begin in ernest this weekend and that does not matter. the nats fans are fired up. >> this season definitely was way better than last season and it was disappointing. today's game was worse. >> and what do you say about the nats fans clenching it and winning it. whew! >> i'm a season ticket guy. i had tickets for it and i couldn't think of a better person to come with than my son. >> reporter: how was it? yo a fantastic day and tense and easy sailing to the end. happy for the nationals to win. >> the nats are on fired -- fire. >> you're that confident? >> whether or not why wouldn't i be. >> we have davie johnson,
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werth, bryce, laroche mvp candidate. we're going all the way, baby. >> what was the mood like in. >> it was electric. this has been the most exciting year of us coming to game. i mean i came to game when we're at -- and last year we came and it was not as many people at the stadium and this has been, this has been very, very exciting. >> this team is a ton of fun to watch. they're magical. they know how to play baseball. i am proud of them. >> how do you feel about the play-offs? >> i'm feeling good. we're going to be tough. >> who is your favorite player? >> jason weather and ryan zimmerman. >> you have two of them? >> it's great we're able to embrace the team and watch them grow up and that is great watching them grow up with them and that is pretty cool. >> reporter: pretty cool indeed and to get into the seat, it's tough and expensive. the best place to go is online
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and tickets.com is affiliated with the nats and that ambulance goes by here and i spoke to one fan, shawn. she went online and went on to sell the cheapest she could find, $300. >> ouch, are you serious in. >> that's what she told us. >> all right. >> and ticket.com for the nats and stub hub. that is the best place to go. they had to sign up for next year's season tickets to guarantee a play-off spot for this year. >> i am sure they'll be ready for next year, to. we're ready for it. find the tickets. thanks, bob. >> $300. and that is like a madonna thing. >> and okay. >> we were having fun looking at the world series tickets? >> yeah. >> and that is some $11,000. >> are you serious? >> and that is for a seat behind the visitor's dugout.
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>> andy will be here. >> and watch it. >> hey, look, armenian food festival again and that is really -- this is saint mary's armenian church and this is basically in wisconsin. i can't remember the street. >> uh-huh. >> and that is off of the wisconsin avenue. i am doing this from memory and this is going tomorrow from 11- 3 and then it's going to go on friday from 11-9, i believe, i am sure about that and then the same for saturday. basically, it runs through saturday. >> okay. >> and we hit the place, too, for dinner on friday night. >> hopefully weather-wise it's great. >> it's going to be perfect. >> okay. >> saturday, dicey. >> all right. >> and look at that good stuff. >> you know the weather segment never smelled so good. >> if you want to -- if you want to, us to plug your event, brig us food andwe'll do it. they have gotten down to nats park and we kept the rain away. that was nice and listen, we're still talking about the temperatures up into the 80s
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and more 80s expected and that is looking like it's going to be on the cool side and sunday looks wet and chilly and ugly and as we begin to transition into the weekend, the high pressure is getting pushed off to the east and the trough comes in and we're cooler by saturday and chilly on sunday with clouds and showers and the coldest is not to the north of us and in upstate new york and this weekend. the high temperature was 82 and 53. big changes from year-to-year and 71 at 7:00 and mostly
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clouds. a couple of spits and sprinkles this evening. no more than that and into tonight's forecast, we're going have some spotty fog out there and i don't believe it's going to be anything like in the morning and low temperatures still going to be mild and in the upper 60s and other than, that cloudy skies and showers coming in and high temperature tomorrow and into the low 80s, starting off with some showers in the morning and afternoon shunin -- sunshine and breezy by the late afternoon, too and that is looks like we dry out by sunshine and again, 80s the next few days, 82 on thursday and friday and cool off into the weekend. columbus day is monday. >> all right. >> looks cooler and wet and
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chilly and on sunday. >> all right. thank you, gary. a little controversy. probably not a bad thing and this is that deal. a big blowup and the whole whole thing was cot -- caught on camera. roll it. hey, calm down. >> the battle happened during auditions in charlotte, income next and according to tmz, the whole thing started after the two disagreed over a contestant's performance. mariah reportedly -- until nikki had enough and exploded. the producers ended the auditions for the day so the two judges could calm down and
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somehow new something to make you smile about. a big honor for ellen degeneres. she won the nation's top prize for humor. the kennedy center is awarding her the mark twain prize for american humor. it honors mark twain's tradition of satire and social commentary. jimmy kimmel, kristen chenoweth and others have signed on to honor the comedienne turn talk show host. let's check in with brian and find out what is coming up next on the news at 6. >> the region's most embattleed utility getting a stamp of approval from maryland's governor. why he's endorsing a rate hike. and popping up weeks before the november election. local officials are seeing a rise in voter fraud. >> and the unique project capturing the lives much washingtonians.
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illegally hitched a ride on a manatee turned herself in. she was riding the animal. manatees, by the way, protected under the florida manatee sanctuary act. she was not aware that what she was doing was against the law. a detroit police chief has been suspended after a sex scandal. he's married and is a pastor. we're going to show you the photo. detroit police officer angelica robinson with a department- issued gun in her mouth. she had the gun taken away and is report lid undergoing a psyche evaluation and had an affair with the chief godby and posted this photo online believing he was seating another woman. >> that is not the pastor he portrays to be he is a 4? >> he is a sex addict and loves
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to have sex with all women. >> he was suspended with pay for 30 days as the investigation continues. >> no comment. >> yeah. thank you so much for joining also five. >> the news edge at 6 starts right now. new tonight on the news edge, pepco customers have to dig deeper every month. today, the utility received a ringing endorsement from maryland governor o'malley for a rate hike. the plan would add, quote, one or $2 a month to electric bills for utility companies and a promise to speed up reliability projects. >> reporter: i'm not sure i would call it a ringing endorsement, sort of a grudging, this is what we have to do to make it happen and this 130-page report has 11 specific recommending as. the one that is catching everyone's attention is